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Donald Lambro

Donald Lambro

Donald Lambro is the chief political correspondent for The Washington Times, the author of five books and a nationally syndicated columnist. His twice-weekly United Feature Syndicate column appears in newspapers across the country, including The Washington Times. He received the Warren Brookes Award For Excellence In Journalism in 1995 and in that same year was the host and co-writer of the nationally televised PBS documentary, "Inside The Republican Revolution," a behind-the-scenes report on the first 100 days of the 104th Congress. Before launching his syndicated newspaper column in 1980, Mr. Lambro was a reporter for United Press International, covering Congress, the federal bureaucracy and national politics. His investigative series on federal spending programs, “Watching Washington,” was twice nominated by UPI for a Pulitzer Prize. He was named the Heritage Foundation’s Distinguished Journalism Fellow in 1981 and has been a media fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University for the past seven years. He received the “Outstanding Journalist Award” from the Conservative Political Action Conference iin 1981 for his book, FAT CITY. And he was the recipient of the National Taxpayers Union award for “outstanding efforts to curtail government spending.” His investigative work as a Washington columnist was also nominated for a Pulitzer by United Feature Syndicate. Born and raised in Wellesley, Mass., and a graduate of Boston University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in journalism, Mr. Lambro began his career as a reporter for the Boston Herald-Traveler, joining UPI in 1968 in Hartford, Conn., where he covered the state house. In addition to numerous television, radio and speaking appearances, he has also written for many magazines and other periodicals, including Reader’s Digest, Parade, The Wall Street Journal, the Washingtonian Magazine, National Review, Barron’s and The World Almanac.

Articles by Donald Lambro

Republicans find the road back to conservatism

Conservative Republicans are getting back to basics this year after eight years of big-spending government that tarnished their brand name, eroded their base and toppled their party from majority rule in Congress. Published February 27, 2009

LAMBRO: Fragile stimulus pulse

The old saying that money isn't everything seems to epitomize President Obama's inept attempts to jump-start the economy by throwing two to three trillion dollars at it. Nothing appears to be working. Published February 26, 2009

ANALYSIS: Obama initiatives create 'uncertainty'

President Obama's financial-recovery initiatives are getting bad reviews from the constituencies that matter most in his attempts to pull the nation's sputtering economy out of its nose dive - consumers and the stock markets. Published February 26, 2009

LAMBRO: Tamed deficit tigers

The House's Blue Dog Democrats like to pretend they are the deficit tigers of Congress, determined to stop runaway spending and stamp out waste, fraud and abuse. Published February 23, 2009

'Dire crisis' spurs Maine's Collins

Sen. Susan Collins, whose support for a scaled-back stimulus bill broke a Republican filibuster and handed President Obama and the Democrats a political victory, isn't the most popular person in her chamber's GOP caucus right now. Published February 22, 2009

Pressure builds on Burris to resign

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and other Democratic officials called on Sen. Roland Burris to resign from the Senate, which is investigating him for perjury. The White House wants hi actions leading up to his appointment explained. Published February 21, 2009

LAMBRO: Political buy-products

Just as the Democrats were getting ready to pass the $800 billion stimulus plan, President Obama gave the green light to water down the bill's "buy American" trade provisions. Published February 19, 2009

LAMBRO: Don't kill job creation

There are two fundamentally entrenched sides in the debate over the best way to get the American economy growing again. Published February 16, 2009

Bill's tax cuts underwhelm analysts

When the Tax Policy Center graded 17 key tax-cut provisions in President Obama's economic-stimulus bill last week, 10 received a C or D grade and none merited an A. Published February 15, 2009

Moderate GOP senators gain upper hand

The role of three Senate Republicans who helped dictate the scaled-down size of the economic stimulus package has rankled some Democratic strategists and policy advisers who are forecasting more trouble ahead. Published February 13, 2009

LAMBRO: Unconnected dots

President Obama seems unwilling to acknowledge that reasonable and principled people oppose his stimulus bill because they believe another approach will yield significantly better results. Published February 12, 2009

BREITBART: The con artists have taken over the asylum

Can we all agree that the "hope, "change" and "transparency" part of the Barack Obama media carnival is officially over, and it's finally time that we start holding our new president accountable? Published February 9, 2009

'Pent-up fury' at nominee tax woes

The number of smart, well-paid people President Obama has nominated to high government positions who have run into trouble over nonpayment of taxes mystifies tax-policy experts and infuriates taxpayers. Published February 8, 2009

Stimulus package gets hard sell

President Obama and the Democrats are toughening their tone as public doubts grow over the economic stimulus plan, aggressively attacking Republicans in local ads and warning of the dire consequences if it fails. Published February 6, 2009

LAMBRO: Tax dodge depot

It's a safe bet President Barack Obama will not be getting any awards from H&R Block for his administration's ability to sniff out tax dodgers among his Cabinet nominees. Published February 5, 2009

GOP criticism of stimulus intensifies

Republican critics have escalated their attacks on President Obama's $819 billion economic-stimulus plan, buoyed by economists' skepticism and surveys showing public support for the plan to be thin, with a plurality of Americans thinking it would not help the economy. Published February 2, 2009

LAMBRO: Rescue plan that won't

The Democrats love the anti-tax-cut attack line "trickle-down economics." Well, guess what? That big-spending, government-stimulus bill that passed the House fits that description perfectly. Published February 2, 2009

Stimulus plan stimulating enough?

President Obama's tax cuts for America's workers in the economic-stimulus bill making its way through Congress will mean about $10 to $20 more in weekly paychecks, though economists are divided over whether that will have any impact on the recession. Published February 1, 2009